CiteSeerχ - A scalable autonomous scientific digital library

Huajing Li, Isaac G. Councill, Levent Bolelli, Ding Zhou, Yang Song, Wang Chien Lee, Anand Sivasubramaniam, C. Lee Giles

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12 Scopus citations


CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library and search engine which automatically crawls and indexes scientific documents in the fields of computer and information science. Since it's inception in 1997 CiteSeer has grown to index over 730,000 documents and serves over 800,000 requests daily, pushing the limits of the current system's capabilities. In addition, CiteSeer's monolithic architecture inconveniences system maintenance and reduces the flexibility of the system in terms of new feature development, algorithm updates, and system interoperability. In this paper, we discuss the problems of the current CiteSeer architecture and propose a new architecture for a next generation CiteSeer application. The new architecture is based on modular web services and pluggable service components. Preliminary results based on a prototype system show the new architecture enhances flexibility, scalability, and performance for CiteSeer. In addition, new services in development for the next generation CiteSeer system are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Conference on Scalable Information Systems, InfoScale '06
StatePublished - 2006
Event1st International Conference on Scalable Information Systems, InfoScale '06 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: May 30 2006Jun 1 2006

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Other1st International Conference on Scalable Information Systems, InfoScale '06
CityHong Kong

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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